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I am an Assistant Professor at Iowa State University. I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 2013, specializing in International Relations and Political Methodology. My research focuses on interactions between major powers and their protégé states, and the foreign policy implications of these interactions, specifically as they pertain to major power competition/cooperation, conflict processes among protégé states, and state development. I am also interested in political methodology, especially modeling temporal dynamics and developing techniques and best practices for estimating non-random missing data.

My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, and been published in Political Analysis, Journal of Peace Research, Conflict Management and Peace SciencePolitical Science Research and Methods, International InteractionsEuropean Political Science, and Statistica Sinica. My first book (co-authored with Cameron Thies), Rising Powers and Foreign Policy Revisionism: Understanding BRICS Identity and Behavior through Time, is available from University of Michigan Press 

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